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Early Eagle Registration Wrap Up - July 26-8th grade & July 27-7th grade

posted Jun 19, 2017, 9:48 AM by PERRY MASON

Early Eagle Registration Wrap up is the time when families can come and pick up student schedules, purchase yearbooks and P.E. uniforms, update immunization and student records, walk the campus, find bus stops, and much more.

8th Grade - July 26 anytime between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
7th Grade - July 27 anytime between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Both evenings are in the gymnasium  

If you are changing address information, please bring proof of residence.

If you are not already registered or if you have not turned in an Open Enrollment Form, you will not be able to go through the stations.  You will need to register at the WESD Welcome and Registration Center located behind Cholla Middle School (located on 31st Ave. and Cholla).  

Please bring cash or check for items to purchase.  For the school stations, we are unable to accept credit cards, but the PTO stations (Yearbooks and Spirit gear) they will have the ability to run a credit or debit card. 

If you have any questions, please call the Office after it reopens July 19, 602-896-6100.  


posted Jun 15, 2017, 3:44 PM by PERRY MASON   [ updated Jun 19, 2017, 9:07 AM ]

Mountain Sky Jumpstart


The Treasure of Knowledge

Avast ye maties!  So ye thinks ye can tame the seas, eh?  Well, if adventure is what ye seek, then your presence is required as we gather and train our crew on our newly scuttled ship the Maroon Pearl. We`ll be sailing into uncharted waters for we will be seeking the elusive buried Treasure of Knowledge, so we will be having to train a crew first - a process sure to test yer salt.  You’`’ll learn fast or learn to drink sea water by walking the plank.  We’`’ll be sailing the shark infested waters of Apathy Reef and roundin’ the aggravating Horn of FidgetSpinner, but where the “X” marks the spot, we`’ll learn 30 ways to cook seagull.  Actually, we`’ll learn the code of the mast and how to survive aboard the Maroon Pearl, our home for our 36 week adventure.    

 Dates:  We set to sail July 25 & 26 (8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

Purpose:We have just two days to develop your sea legs and sharpen your skills. You’ll need to learn your crew (fellow students), and how to tame the seven seas (how to be successful in middle school).  There may be challenges ahead, but you will all learn how to face them together, one-eyed ‘er two.          


Some activities:


Team builders

Scavenger Hunt



Our ship The Maroon Pearl is still being outfitted for the next journey so you will have to catch the smaller privateering vessels (buses) to get to Eagle Island.  I have sent a schedule, for those traveling across the seas, and a map of the Island itself.  If yer using yer own ship, we do ask that no buccaneer be marooned on the island, so please arrive and shove off promptly.  There may still be plundering aboard in the morning so please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the day. (See attached letter with bus schedules only good for Jump Start.  The bus routes during the school year likely will be different).


Upon arrival:

All swabs will report to the galley (cafeteria) to meet the captain and crew.  There, they will be assigned an experienced sea dog (teacher) and powder monkey (8th grade student) to complete their training.


What to Bring:

You may bring your own rations (snacks) and grog (water). Other equipment will be provided. 

You will be roving about the island, so dress comfortably, but remember our dress code applies anytime our students are on campus.  (No landlubber gear such as hats, bandanas, visors, flip-flops, or tube/tank tops.  Also, no bare midriffs, no exposed undergarments, or inappropriate slogans on clothing.)



While a pirate’s life is social and full of frivolity, discipline is a part of a pirate’s life as well.  If we must, we will make any unruly buccaneers walk the plank.  Being on time, and working hard as a crew, will ensure that we find the treasure and break the curse of Eagle Island.

Avast! Me Hearties, and look to the seas.  There, together we all will find redemption or Davy Jones.  Eye patch not included. 

Perry “Marlinspike” Mason, Captain (Principal)

If you have any further question please feel free to call me at 896-6105.  The main school number is 896-6100.  

WESD Bond Information

posted Oct 6, 2016, 8:00 PM by PAMELA HORTON   [ updated Oct 20, 2016, 9:19 AM by PERRY MASON ]

For more information about the upcoming WESD bond, please visit the WESD web site at

Para más información acerca del bono del WESD venidero, favor de visitar el sitio web del WESD en

Direct Drive for Dollars

posted Sep 8, 2016, 4:41 PM by KELLI KNOX   [ updated Sep 9, 2016, 9:15 AM by PERRY MASON ]

Every year the Mountain Sky Parent Organization (SPICE) raises money to support our students and faculty, and provide a better learning environment for your child.  In the past we have raised money by selling cookie dough or magazines to family and friends.  This year the SPICE organization decided that in lieu of a traditional Fall Fundraiser, we would host a Direct Drive for Dollars.  In doing this we eliminate the need for students to sell items door-to-door, and for parents to buy unwanted products to support their school.  Help us avoid these grueling tasks by donating directly to Mountain Sky and helping us provide student enrichment activities for our school.  The biggest benefit of this drive is that 100% of all money raised stays at our school!

Please submit your cash, check, or pay online by September 23rd. A link for online payment can be found at under the PTO-SPICE tab.  If you have any questions please email shelly.reardon@yahoo.comThanks for your support!

Awards will be given to all who participate:

  • Any donation -- student will receive a gift certificate good for one free concession at any of our school sporting events (donation must be $1 or more)
  • Donation of $250 or more – your name will be featured on the marquee
  • Reach schoolwide goal of $8,000 --  Mr. Mason will be subjected to an embarrassing act of gratitude and students will be awarded a treat (to be announced later)
  • Reach schoolwide goal of $8,000 --  teachers will receive gift cards

Open House

posted Aug 11, 2016, 3:08 PM by PERRY MASON   [ updated Jun 19, 2017, 9:15 AM ]

Mountain Sky will host Open House night on Thursday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m.
The evening will start in the gym for announcements, then parents will follow their student's schedule.  Periods will be seven minutes long, and the event will last until 7:40 pm.

During advisory, parents will have the opportunity to vote for the two parent representatives on Site Council.  If you are interested in serving in one of the two year Parent Representative positions on Site Council, please contact Perry Mason at 602-896-6105.  You must be a parent of a Mountain Sky student to serve as a parent member.      

School Budget 101 in 5 Minutes!

posted Aug 10, 2016, 2:37 PM by PAMELA HORTON   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 2:38 PM by PERRY MASON ]

WESD Budget 101

Like Us On Facebook

posted Jul 25, 2016, 11:55 AM by John Mospan   [ updated Jul 25, 2016, 11:56 AM by PERRY MASON ]

We will be using Facebook this year to share celebrations and pictures from events.  Be sure to "like" us to receive these updates!  

Visit us at and click “like” to receive updates from Mountain Sky.

Mountain Sky Jump Start - July 26 and 27

posted Jun 14, 2016, 7:24 PM by PERRY MASON   [ updated Jun 14, 2016, 7:25 PM ]

Mountain Sky Jump Start

Jump Start is a program for our in-coming 7th graders.  It is designed to help students get to know the campus, each other, and teachers.  Fun, engaging activities lead them around the school using verbal and non-verbal skills and developing a sense of belonging and trust.  The activities are theme based to add a dimension of fun.  This year's theme is X-MEN Eagleocalypse.  

Below is a portion of the letter sent home during the summer.  

Training Dates:  Professor X’s Mountain Sky School for Exceptional Children will open its gates on July 26 and 27 from 8:30 – 11:00 am for Eagle training. 


Once again there is a need to call together the X-Men.  Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant in the universe, has been amassing the powers of many other mutants. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned and he has begun recruiting a team of powerful mutants, including the disheartened youth led by Magneto, to take over the world. With the reputation of the world’s youth and the fate of Earth hanging in the balance, Professor Charles Xavier (Professor X) has created a new school for exceptional youth. Perched on a nearby mountain and free to train, Professor X and his Uncanny X-Men are training new recruits, E-Men (E for Eagle), to stop their greatest nemesis, save the world, and prove the true greatness of our youth.  Some fear that it is the age of Apocalypse, but for those preparing with the E-Men, it is the Age of Eaglocalypse! 

Purpose:   Your training will prepare you to be the next wave of E-MEN.  You all will have to learn to work together, be creative, and use your resources well, otherwise the Mountain Sky and all of the world youth will fall under the evil grip of Magneto’s mutant henchman, Apathy.  We’ll teach you to connect with your inner powers which makes our school safe and pulls us all together to serve humanity.  Your training will help you overcome fear of the transition to Middle School.  Being an E-Man comes with the highest moral obligation.  You will all need to support and help one another as you face the challenges that lie ahead. 


Some activities:   Icebreakers, Team builders, and Scavenger Hunt


Buses will be available to certain areas to transport mutants to Mountain Sky.  We have included a schedule for those traveling across time or space, and a map of Professor X’s School.  However, if you plan to travel separately, please be sure to arrive and depart promptly.  Mystique may be lurking about in disguise, so arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the Training. 


Upon arrival:

All recruits (students) will report to the cafeteria to meet your X-Men trainers (teachers).  There, you will be assigned to a class to complete your training.

What to Bring:

You may bring your own supplies (snacks/water). Other equipment will be provided. 

Being E-Men and E-Women requires vigorous activity, so dress comfortably, but remember dress code applies anytime.  (Hats, bandanas, visors, flip-flops, or tube/tank tops will be unnecessary.  Bare midriffs, exposed undergarments, or inappropriate slogans on clothing will result in being left alone with an angry Wolverine


We all know the challenges young mutants face while leading a disciplined and dedicated life.  Those who stray are all around, but together we can rid Mountain Sky of their corrupting influence.  However, if spies from Apocalypse or Magneto slip through, their corrupting influences could be unstoppable, so if we must, we will remove those who wish to disrupt our training.  Being on time, and working hard as a member of your team, will ensure that we make Mountain Sky safe from Apocalypse.

If you have any further question please feel free to call us at 896-6105 or 896-6100.   

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